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The Road to Wigan Pier

The Road to Wigan Pier

by George Orwell

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Overview

It is only when you meet someone of a different culture from yourself that you begin to realize what your own beliefs really are.

The Road to Wigan Pier is George Orwell's 1937 study of poverty and working-class life in northern England. It is the book which established Orwell as among Britain's foremost political and social commentators. It is, moreover, essential for any reader who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of Orwell's life, work and legacy.

This non-fiction work set the tone for Orwell's subsequent career, by focusing on class relations within Britain and political solutions to social problems. The Road to Wigan Pier has remained widely read since his death, running to several editions, and providing a point of comparison for later social and political commentaries


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789354624063
Publisher: Repro Books Limited
Publication date: 01/06/2021
Pages: 146
Sales rank: 562,010
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

GEORGE ORWELL (1903–1950) was born in India and served with the Imperial Police in Burma before joining the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Orwell was the author of six novels, including 1984 and Animal Farm, as well as numerous essays and nonfiction works.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Note on the Text
Select Bibliography
Chronology
The Road to Wigan Pier
Appendix: Photographs
Explanatory Notes

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